The Poteet ISD Jr. National Honor Society loved, learned and labored at their recent visit to the Atascosa County Animal Control Facility.
“Our pets were treated to a special visit today,” said Chief Henry Dominguez. “Poteet ISD Jr. National Honor society students came to exercise, clean, socialize and learn first-hand the responsibilities of being pet owners. Yes, they even cleaned the kennels.”
The students were also given an educational course on the importance of spay/neuter and about the importance of having their pets vaccinated against the rabies virus. The Poteet ISD National Jr. Honor Society was performing community service work that they do above and beyond what is required.
“This program is the foundation of social awareness and advocacy for our community from our youth,” said Chief Dominguez. “These kids work very hard to be members of this exclusive group and we are very proud to have them here. Thanks for your dedication and commitment in making your world a better place to live. Our pets really enjoyed all the interaction and play time provided to them by your visit. Our pets look forward to seeing you again.”
There are dozens of puppies, dogs, kittens and cats available to adopt daily at the facility. The fee is $80 for cats and $100 for dogs and includes spay/neuter plus rabies vaccine. Chief Dominguez encourages the public to come visit the facility, take a tour and play with the animals. The facility is located at 292 Spur 162, Jourdanton. Hours of operation are Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please follow them on Facebook for regular updates and to learn more about adoption.
“I am so proud of my NJHS students this year,” said Michelle Castro, Poteet ISD NJHS sponsor. “They have to work hard in and outside of school. This group of kids are the rising stars of Poteet. They have the hustle, grit and the responsibility within them. They all will achieve great things in the future. I have been honored to serve as their sponsor for the last two years.”